Event Details

When: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 31st May 2024

Where: The Coffee Commune, 82 Abbotsford Rd Bowen Hills QLD

What: Industry Long Lunch

Cost: $95pp (discount code for members)



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In a world where connections matter, join us for a strategic session with the inspiring Michelle Lagana, that will transform the way you approach relationship-building in your professional journey.

Michelle is an experienced Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Specialist with a 35 year demonstrated history working in the infrastructure, mining and health industry sectors, including 16 years in medical research making a difference to longevity. Skilled in Strategic Communications, Marketing, Public Speaking / Facilitation Workshops, Chairing Advisory Boards and International Relations, including bi-lateral trade.

Learn from an expert in her field, as we dive into a discussion on:

    • Strategies to make valuable connections that elevate your business performance,
    • Practical techniques to turn contacts into established relationships that fuel your success,
    • Networking in a digital age and expanding your connections for mutual benefit
    • Increasing Golden introductions through your network.

This will be a lively, interactive discussion where you’ll receive practical examples, key takeaways, and proven strategies to cultivate your professional networks and accelerate your business performance.

Cost: $95pp for non-members, discount code for members

*Please note, photos and videos may be taken throughout the event for promotional purposes.


Michelle Lagana

Strategic Advisor and Chair at Coraggio

Michelle Lagana’s experience in Chinese bilateral trade following her 7 year appointment as CEO, resulted in establishing a multi-billion dollar joint venture amongst 3 international companies to form an Australian company called Australia China Metal Corporation. In addition, she delivered a $240 million State Government project, the company was intrinsic to breaking Australia’s ductile iron pipe monopoly.

Previously she spent a further 13 years launching world-first clinical cancer trials including living and working in China collaboratively with several hospitals and universities with Queensland’s Premier, the NH&MRC and the World Health Organisation. For her efforts she was nominated a Prime Minister’s Award and recipient of QIMR’s prestigious Bancroft Medal.

As ARTC Inland Rail’s Senior Communications Manager, she managed large teams worked cohesively with Federal, State and local governments delivering a $9.3 billion infrastructure freight project across 3 Australian States encompassing corporate and internal communications, marketing, business development, strategic stakeholder and shareholder engagement.

Michelle has worked with various small to medium businesses over the past 35 years, including operating her own consultancy strategic marketing business, assisted several non-for-profit organisations, as well as an active member of numerous private and public Boards and Committees. Primary Board focus incorporating medical research, tourism, infrastructure, health, international relations, medical research, mining, bilateral trade, aged care and manufacturing.


The Coffee Commune

The Coffee Commune, 82 Abbotsford Rd Bowen Hills QLD

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